The Press, the President, and the Future of the First Amendment


David McCraw, Deputy General Counsel for the New York Times, will deliver this talk.

September 26, 2019—David McCraw, Deputy General Counsel at the New York Times, will discuss some of the most pressing issues of the day in his talk, The Press, the President and the Future of the First Amendment. This event, which is sponsored by the Marist  College School of Communication and the Arts, the Honors Program, and the Raymond A. Rich Institute for Leadership Development, will be held on Thursday, October 3, 5:00pm, in the Fusco Recital Hall in the Murray Student Center. This program is free and open to the public.

McCraw has been with the Times since 2002. He provides legal counsel to the newsroom, regarding libel, freedom of information, court access, litigation, and news-gathering. Previously, he was Deputy General Counsel for the New York Daily News. He conducts workshops and performs pro-bono work related to the freedom of press and information internationally. McCraw is the author of Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts, and is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law and a visiting lecturer at Harvard Law School.

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